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Sir Max Hastings FRSL FRHist was born as the Second World War came to an end. He went on to become a distinguished British journalist, foreign correspondent for the BBC, prolific author, and historian of World War II.

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The 2016 film “Alone In Berlin” by director Vincent Pérez, has for the most part received either modest praise or harsh criticism.

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At the end of its orignal airing in 2013 Guardian writer Viv Groskop wrote of the TV minis-series “Generation War” that “no television programme has ever caused as much debate in German society.”

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In her study of people who rescued Jews during the Second World War Eva Foegleman wrote that

it is through public memorials that a nation conveys to its citizens the character and values it cherishes.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has stirred up a mini-storm of controversy by his comments at a service held yesterday in the Lutheran Frauenkirche in Dresden.

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Sixty-seven years ago today a United States Army Airforce B-29 called the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb its makers’ quaintly named “Little Boy” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Between 90,000 and 140,000 mostly civilians died as a result of this devastating attack.

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